Soldiers in the Streets – France after the Brussels Terror

Blogwrath is visiting France.

  • Half Judean (Destroyer-Drone)
  • tom_billesley

    President Holland backs down from his tough talk.

    Nov 16th, 2015
    Speaking during a joint session of both houses of parliament, Mr Hollande said the constitution needed to be amended as “we need an appropriate tool we can use without having to resort to the state of emergency”. Other measures included would be:

    Making it easier to strip dual nationals of their French citizenship if they are convicted of a terrorist offence, as long as this did not render them stateless.
    Speeding up the deportation of foreigners who pose “a particularly grave threat to the security of the nation”.

    Jan 27th, 2016
    French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira steps down in protest at her own government’s plan to strip people convicted of terrorism of their citizenship.

    Mar 30, 2016
    French President Francois Hollande has dropped plans to change the constitution to strip militants convicted of terror attacks of their French nationality.
    “A compromise appears out of reach,” Mr Hollande said after the two houses of parliament failed to agree the reforms.
    Mr Hollande’s apparent failure has shone a spotlight on the political quagmire surrounding the president, just a year before the country chooses a new leader, says the BBC’s Lucy Williamson in Paris.

    • That figures, thanks will post.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      France is unwilling to protect its own citizens from foreign threats.
      I’d say that makes their government now illegitimate.

      • France is a foreign country to its former citizens, civil war is a likely outcome of the Muslim deluge.

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Followed by the sprucing up of Dr. Guillotin’s invention.

  • John

    France looks like an armed camp. That’s usually the way things look when you’re involved in a protracted civil war. I guess Hollande is hoping against hope that the problem will eventually go away.

    But as we all know, it won’t.

  • Alain

    What strikes me as quiet funny (I have a twisted sense of humour at times) is that it reminds me of the campaign propaganda by the Liberals against the CPC claiming that electing Harper would result in soldiers in our streets. Of course it never happened, but here with a leftist government in France it is happening.

  • canminuteman

    I spent two weeks on vacation in Paris 13 years ago, and I was shocked at how many police there were on the streets. I have never seen anything like it.

    I remember being in front of the Louvre and hearin sirens blairing from every direction. A police truck came to a halt in the middle of the square, the back opened up and inside the truck was a coffee bar, cops came screamng into the square from all corners of the city to be served their afternoon coffee.